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PBS
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
as the big three, and command a 93% share of the market. they look at the books of businesses and countries and judge how able they are to pay back financial observations. in a complex internet -- international economy, this information is vital to investors. when the bretton woods system of monetary management fell apart in the 1970's, the role of ratings agencies became even more important. the u.s. government gave them the task of assuring financial reliability. the european union has also require banks to increase capital in line with risk exposure. that risk is measured by the ratings agencies. >> the influence of ratings agencies lies on the one hand in the way their evaluation system has been incorporated into legislation. on the other hand, many business contracts are tied to the marks of the ratings agencies. that means certain private investors will only invest if there is a certain rating. >> one such example is the insurance giant allianz, which relies on ratings agencies to invest huge amounts of capital. but that system historically failed on a massive scale and when the agenc
PBS
Jul 25, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. >>reporter: why hydroelectric power is a big draw for energy intensive industries around the world. >>things like the smelting of aluminium of bauxite you're going to need huge quantities of power andfor that hydropower does seem to be the obvious solution >>reporter: and how social media can be an amazing source of market research, if companies can sort through the vast amounts of consumer comments posted online. >>the scale of data mining is increasing all the time. the cost of, the unit cost of data mining is going down all the time. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. at the start of the year egypt surprised the world,by overthrowing the regime of president hosni mubarak. six months on and the country is at a crossroads. the revolution appears to have stalled, parts of the economy have been badly battered and protestors are back in the streets. >>reporter: cairo in july. the arab spring has given way to the arab summer. the city is boiling hotbut despite the heat hundreds of p
PBS
Jul 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
additional heavy rain of more than 100 millimeters in the next 24 hours. so flooding is going to be a big concern here, as well as strong winds and high waves along the east coast. in terms of temperatures, it stays hot in southern china. 38 degrees in nanchang today. and shanghai reaches 37 degrees as well. it's very, very hot indeed. now for the americas, looking very unsettled down in the southeastern corner here. watch out for those drenching thunderstorms, picking up all that energy from the gulf of mexico. a couple of severe areas to watch out for across the north as well. for the northeastern corner of the u.s. awell as eastern canada. and then back behind the tail end of this frontal system, this w pressure system forming over montana. so areas nearby for western canada, the plains states as well as the northern plains, i should say. look out for those strong thunderstorms. looking quite showery over down in the southwestern corner as well as western mexico here. temperatures stay very, very hot in the central and the southern portions of the u.s. 40 degrees in oklahoma city. 34 i
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